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Periodontitis is a chronic disease associated with a dysbiotic oral microbiota that, in predisposed hosts, causes the perseverance, for years and years, of a local inflammation of periodontal tissues, promoting the progressive destruction of the supporting structures of the teeth1. Recent evidence supports the potential deleterious impacts of periodontitis, not only topically, but also on systemic health and mortality2,3. Periodontitis has been related with increased risk of developing or manifesting diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disorders, hypertension, cancer, chronic renal disease, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and obstructive lung diseases4-7. Moreover, the presence of oral pathogens in the circulation has been associated with atheroma formation and dyslipidaemia4. [ … ]

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Morena Petrini - Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University "G. d’Annunzio" of Chieti, Italy

Tania Pierfelice - Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University "G. d’Annunzio" of Chieti, Italy

Emira D’Amico - Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University "G. d’Annunzio" of Chieti, Italy

Simonetta D’Ercole - Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University "G. d’Annunzio" of Chieti, Italy

Adriano Piattelli - Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University "G. d’Annunzio" of Chieti, Italy; Fondazione Villa Serena per la Ricerca, Città S. Angelo (PE), Italy; Casa di Cura Villa Serena Città S. Angelo (PE), Italy

Giovanna Iezzi - Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University "G. d’Annunzio" of Chieti, Italy

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